Charlie is a freelance Sports Broadcaster covering various sports from rugby to football, basketball to alpine skiing. Based in London he has a deep knowledge of a wide variety of sports. He works for all the major broadcasters in The UK, a number of international ones and world governing bodies. He also does Sports Presentation and did the stadium announcing at The 2018 FA Cup final having previously worked on events such as The Olympic and Paralympic Games. Finally he provides voice over for shows such as Sky One’s BAFTA winning A League of Their Own.
This year Charlie has been in Sweden, covering The Alpine World Ski Championships for Discovery and Krasnoyarsk in Russia, providing world feed on the alpine ski races at The Winter Universiade. He is the senior lead commentator for The International Hockey Federation on their new competition The FIH Pro League which culminates in June. At home he has continued with his work for Ski Sunday, been heavily involved with Euroleague Basketball, The WTA Tour, as well as continuing with Mobil 1 The Grid. Later this year Charlie will be stadium announcing at The Cricket World Cup and The Netball World Cup both of which are in England, commentating at The Summer Universiade in Naples, while he is due to call the Olympic Beach Volleyball test event in Tokyo at the end of July.
In 2018 he realised a life time goal when he was lead commentator for Olympic Broadcast Services on the alpine ski racing at The 2018 Winter Olympic Games. He was also the lead commentator for NEP on the beach volleyball competition at The 2018 Commonwealth Games on The Gold Coast. At home he was the lead commentator for BT Sport at The Women’s Hockey World Cup in London and fulfilled the same role for Star Sports India at the men’s Hockey World Cup in December, he called the finals in both events.
2017 saw Charlie calling the beach volleyball World Championships from Vienna. Mercedes Benz contracted him as the host for the Mercedes Trophy world Final in Stuttgart where he hosted Q and A sessions with Bernhard Langer. He was lead commentator for BT Sport on The Hockey World League Semi Final in London and Brussels and continued with Gillette World Sport, Mobil 1 The Grid, Aviva Premiership, Euroleague Basketball and The WTA Tour.
2016 was another busy year with The Olympic Games in Rio where he covered archery, beach volleyball and football. Earlier in 2016 Charlie made his full debut on The BBC’s Ski Sunday calling the men’s downhill from Korea and the women’s downhill from Garmisch. He also commentated for The Corporation at Wimbledon for a third successive year. He covered the Winter Youth Olympic Games from Lillehammer and the lighting of The Olympic Flame for Rio 2016 for The IOC YouTube channel.
In 2015 Charlie was part of The BBC’s Ski Sunday team commentating on The FIS World Cup and Alpine Ski World Championships. He was chosen as one of the two presenters for the relaunch of Gillette World Sport which returned to the screens in February and presented the new Modern Pentathlon World Cup Highlights programmes while The Grid, returned for a 6th season. Charlie also covered the Olympic hockey qualifying events in Argentina and Belgium and covered the EuroHockey Championships in August for The BBC.
He was also a member of the in-stadia commentary team at The 2015 Rugby World Cup covering games at Wembley Stadium and Sandy Park, whilst filing reports for beIN SPORTS on the The USA Eagles.
In 2014 Charlie was part of The BBC’s team covering the Winter Olympics, before traveling to Sochi to cover the alpine disciplines at the Winter Paralympics for OBS. He was part of the commentary team that covered the Hockey World Cup in The Hague, The BBC team at Wimbledon and worked on The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where he voiced the preview show available to rights holders in the run up to the event before commentating on the hockey and netball during The Games. In between those events he has been on the road covering The FIVB Beach Volleyball Grand Slam Tour and he covered his fourth season of Euroleague Basketball. Earlier on in the year he made the move into radio where he works for talkSPORT covering the Premier League. Charlie was also involved in The Invictus Games in London during September. He hosted and commentated on the three events in Here East, archery, powerlifting and indoor rowing.
2013 highlights included Charlie making his BBC network debut at the World Squash Championships in November while he was also lead commentator for The BBC’s red button coverage of the Alpine World Ski Championships and The Eurohockey Nations Championship. He covered World Hockey League Rounds 2 and 3 for The FIH in Delhi and Rotterdam as well as the men’s Junior World Cup in Delhi in December. He continued to commentate for Sky Sports on netball and was behind the microphone for England’s historic 3-0 series win over Australia in January.
In 2012 he worked on The London Olympics as the instadia host, commentator and announcer for the archery and hockey and at The Paralympic Games on archery and wheelchair basketball and was asked to provide the in ear commentary at the Paralympic Closing Ceremony.
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